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Virginia State Police Reminds Motorists to Slow Down or Move Over This Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2017 | Virginia News

RICHMOND – Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to do what’s right when they see lights – #MoveOver.

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News Image VACP Past President Colonel William L. Durrer passes away

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Col. William L. Durrer, retired Fairfax County Chief of Police. Col. Durrer was President of the VACP in 1969-1970.

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VACP UPDATE: MAY 2017

May 1, 2017 | VACP

In This Update:

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News Image “Fallen” Documentary to Premier in DC, Virginia Beach in May

On Friday, May 26th at 7:30 PM, the Virginia Beach Police Foundation is presenting the documentary film Fallen at the National Geographic 3D Theater located inside the Virginia Beach Aquarium and Marine Science Center. The film will also screen in DC on May 15th – Police Memorial Day.

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Culpeper Police accredited by CALEA for the fifth time

April 7, 2017 | VACP

The Culpeper Police Department earned its fifth advanced international accreditation certification from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) following a panel interview by CALEA commissioners at CALEA's conference in Mobile, Alabama on March 25, 2017.

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Funeral arrangements announced for Carroll County Deputy Curtis Allen Bartlett

March 10, 2017 | VACP

The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Curtis Allen Bartlett though the day of his funeral – Wednesday, March 15.

Our sincerest condolences to Deputy Bartlett's family and friends and to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Considering Proactive Policing Through the Lens of Ethics & Policy

March 7, 2017 | National News

By Donald R. Weaver, Lexipol

The last few years have been a trying time for law enforcement. What some thought were isolated incidents of protests, ridicule and scorn now feels like the new normal across the country.

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Nominations for 2017 VACP Awards Due June 5, 2017

February 10, 2017 | VACP

Please take the time to nominate your deserving officers or citizens for the 2017 VACP Awards for Valor, Lifesaving and Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement. An officer or citizen's actions need only have occurred prior to the deadline to be eligible for nomination by a VACP member. (In other words, they are not limited to the 2016 calendar year.)

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Michael L. Brown Named Alexandria Police Chief

January 20, 2017 | Virginia News

City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced his appointment of Michael L. Brown as Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, effective January 23. Brown succeeds David Huchler, who has served as Acting Chief since Chief Earl L. Cook’s retirement on October 1, 2016.

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Leading Law Enforcement Organizations Release National Consensus Policy on Use of Force

January 17, 2017 | National News

In April 2016, the IACP, in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police, assembled leading law enforcement leadership and labor organizations to examine the issue of use of force by law enforcement officers.

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